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Westport Santa Claus Parade

 

SANTA CLAUS PARADE starts at 2pm in the Village of Westport.

 

Date :
Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 2pm

Event location :
Westport, ON

 

Christmas begins in Westport

 

Start the holiday season with the whole family in Westport! Explore the WAC “one of a kind” Christmas market where you will find unique, creative, and handmade gifts and then fill up on cheer and seasonal spirit with wagon rides, carolling, food, drinks, and, of course, the lighting of the WAC Christmas tree.

Local boutiques will also be open until 8pm so you can enjoy the festivities and shop at your leisure.

 

Date :
November 23, 2018

Event location :
Westport, ON

Contact :
Westport Arts Council at https://westportartscouncil.com

What’s cooking in Westport

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Cook together in the community kitchen on the first Tuesday of every month! Learn new skills, take home food. Childcare is available.

Join us for What’s Cooking in Westport. If you’re interested in donating to our Westport Food Sharing Shelf, check out the list of ideas coming from this month’s recipes!

Last month, in addition to making chili and cornbread from scratch, we’ve learn how to turn the chili into a salad, with lettuce, tomato, onion, guacamole, and chipotle ranch dressing. For dessert, we’ve worked on how to do an apple taste test, with a banana nut dip!

Date :
November 6 & 20, 2018, from 1 to 3pm

Event location :
Free Methodist Church, 65 Bedford Street
Westport ON, Ontario Canada

Contact :
Kate
Contact number: 613-272-2799 X237

Rideau Lakes Horticultural Society

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RIDEAU LAKES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY presents Diana Beresford-Kroeger speaking on Call of the Forest – The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees starting at 7:15pm at the Portland Community Hall. All Welcome! ($5.00 admission for non-members).

We meet the 1st Wednesday of the month from April to December at the Portland Community Hall, doors open at 6:30pm, we encourage members to come early, have some refreshments and mingle. Meetings will start at 7:15pm and end at 8:30pm.

 

Date :
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Event location :
Portland Community Hall

Contact :
Contact: Virginia Bourget
Phone:    613-489-1122
Email:    vbourget@hotmail.com

 

Nolan Hubbard at the Cove Inn!

 

Nolan Hubbard boldly emerges as vocalist, guitarist and composer of evocative acoustic-pop masterpieces with the forthcoming release of his debut album and his moving and memorable lead-off single Today.

The album was recorded in Nashville alongside top session players, and was produced by Canadian industry veteran Douglas Romanow. The time spent in Music City USA proved to be edifying and encouraging for Hubbard, as he felt both in awe of the surroundings but also emboldened by the experience – awed by the significance of being one of the mecca’s of the music business, but also emboldened because he came to realize that he had what it took as a songwriter and player to hang with some of the world’s best.

Born and raised in the small eastern Ontario community of Gananoque, just east of Kingston, Hubbard grew up in a home immersed in music, particularly what might be called the modern Great Canadian Songbook.

Hubbard got his first guitar at age 11, taking to the instrument with a dedication and obvious ability and quickly becoming a self-taught prodigy. By 17, his tastes had begun to change as he became more artistically confident and adventurous, expanding his repertoire into a more acoustic style. At the same time, he started to experiment with singing along to his playing, revealing a voice that was surprisingly soulful, impactful and one that made people listen intently. He knew immediately he wanted to be able to move people with just a guitar, his voice and his songs.

The song Sandbanks is an affectionate ode to a popular beach area in Prince Edward County in Ontario, but Hubbard said it could apply to any place that evokes warm, wonderful affectionate memories.

This album is a game changer for Hubbard, as he’s stepped out with a confident and strong debut – a collection of songs that are accessible, compelling and which wind their way into people’s souls. It’s a record that will undoubtedly make music lovers, cultural tastemakers and the music industry feel good about the future of popular music in Canada.

 

Date : Friday, July 27, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm
Event location : 2, Bedford St, Westport, ON
Contact : www.nolanhubbard.com

Head Over Heels at the Cove

HEAD OVER HEELS (Gananoque, (Vocal/Guitar Duo) Bask in the sunshine with amazing entertainment! Kingston’s Kevin Head is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musical director and actor. Formerly from Nova Scotia, where he still has close ties, and once called “The Original Salt Cod Cowboy”, Kevin toured extensively throughout the Maritimes with bands, theatre troupes and as a solo performer/singer, songwriter.

He has performed in shows with Valdy, Charlie Major, The Rankins, Gowan, opened a cross-Canada tour for Chris DeBurgh, acted on stage with the late Denny Doherty, and over the years has had lovely musical contributions on his recordings from Ken Pearson (Janis Joplin, Bruce Cockburn), Willie P Bennett, and Kate McGarrigle.

Kevin’s most recent appearances include a mainstage appearance at the 2012 Blue Skies Festival in Clarendon, hosting the 2012 edition of Liner Notes Live Songwriter Circle, 2012 Limestone City Blues Festival, opening for Alex Cuba with the Bob Robertson Trio as part of the Limewire music series in 2011, and numerous solo appearances and performances with his duo “Head over Heels” in the Kingston, Gananoque and Westport areas.

His most recent release is an album of Live material recorded October 2013 with his band and life/musical partner MISS V with whom he performs regularly her at The Cove!

 

 

Date :
Sunday, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Event location :
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada

Contact :
Website: http://www.headoverheelsmusic.blogspot.ca

What’s cooking in Westport

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Cook together in the community kitchen on the first Tuesday of every month! Learn new skills, take home food. Childcare is available.

Join us for What’s Cooking in Westport. If you’re interested in donating to our Westport Food Sharing Shelf, check out the list of ideas coming from this month’s recipes!

Last month, in addition to making chili and cornbread from scratch, we’ve learn how to turn the chili into a salad, with lettuce, tomato, onion, guacamole, and chipotle ranch dressing. For dessert, we’ve worked on how to do an apple taste test, with a banana nut dip!

Date :
July 17, 2018, from 1 to 3pm

Event location :
Free Methodist Church, 65 Bedford Street
Westport ON, Ontario Canada

Contact :
Kate
Contact number: 613-272-2799 X237

Rideau Lakes Horticultural Society

 

Wednesday, July 18 at 11am – RIDEAU LAKES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY presents a Tour of Dan Savage’s Garden at 48 Tower Road , Lombardy, followed by a Flower Arranging Demonstration. Free for members. $5 for visitors.

Please contact Virginia for more info on vbourget@hotmail.com.

 

Date :
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Event location :
Portland Community Hall, 24 Water St, Portland, ON K0G 1E0, Canada

Contact :
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/rideaulakeshorticultural/

Milling & Blacksmithing Demonstrations

 

The Blacksmith’s Shop (adjacent to the Old Stone Mill) will be open from 10 am to 4 pm with blacksmiths plying their trade. This once common activity is now almost a lost art. Delta, from its very beginning had a blacksmith and all the original iron in the mill was fashioned by a blacksmith. Come on out and see how metal is fashioned by hand. Items made by Blacksmith John Cain are available for sale in our gift shop.

The 200-year-old millstones in the Old Stone Mill in Delta will start turning at 1 pm, grinding heritage wheat into flour. Come on out and see how top quality flour is made. Admission is free (donations appreciated).

Admission: free.

 

Date :
Blacksmithing: Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 10am to 4pm

Milling demonstration: Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 1pm to 2pm

Event location :
Old Stone Mill National Historic Site, 46 King St, Delta, ON K0E 1G0, Canada

Contact :

The Delta Mill Society
Box 172, Delta, Ontario K0E 1G0
Tel: 613-928-2584 (office)
Email: info@deltamill.org

Happy Canada Day!

 

On July 1, 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain and a federation of four provinces: Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; Ontario; and Quebec. The anniversary of this date was called Dominion Day until 1982. Since 1983, July 1 has been officially known as Canada Day.

In many towns and cities, municipal governments organize a range of events, often outdoors. These include pancake breakfasts, parades, concerts, carnivals, festivals, firework displays and citizenship ceremonies for new Canadian citizens. The celebrations often have a patriotic mood. Canada’s national flag is widely displayed and a lot of people paint their faces red and white, which are Canada’s national colors. The celebrations in Ottawa, which is Canada’s capital city, are particularly exuberant.

History

On July 1, 1867, the British North Americas Act created the Dominion of Canada as a federation of four provinces. This event is known as the confederation of Canada. The four original provinces were created from the former British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada, which was divided into the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. Canada’s boundaries have been extended since 1867. The country now consists of 10 provinces and three territories.

As the anniversary of Confederation, Dominion Day, and later Canada Day, was the date set for a number of important events, such as the first national radio network hookup by the Canadian National Railway (1927); the inauguration of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s cross-country television broadcast, with Governor General Vincent Massey’s Dominion Day speech from Parliament Hill (1958); the flooding of the Saint Lawrence Seaway (1958); the first colour television transmission in Canada (1966); the inauguration of the Order of Canada (1967); and the establishment of “O Canada” as the country’s national anthem (1980). Other events fell on the same day coincidentally, such as the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916—shortly after which Newfoundland recognized July 1 as Memorial Day to commemorate the Newfoundland Regiment’s heavy losses during the battle—and the enactment of the Chinese Immigration Act in 1923—leading Chinese-Canadians to refer to July 1 as Humiliation Day and boycott Dominion Day celebrations until the act was repealed in 1947.

Symbol

Canada’s national flag is seen on Canada Day. This consists of two vertical red rectangles separated by a white square. The white square contains a red image of a maple leaf. Canada’s national colors are red and white and are used in many ways on Canada Day. Some people wear red and white clothing and others paint their faces in these colors.

 

Date :
Sunday, July 1, 2018

 

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